Open house scheduled to discuss hotel project

The Ketchum Tribute Portfolio hotel proposed for the southern entryway to town has raised its fair share of debate since its first City Hall hearing on Oct. 7.

Now, the developing firm behind the project—PEG Cos., based out of Provo, Utah—will take the microphone today, Nov. 12, from 4-8 p.m. to answer questions from the public and, according to Public Relations and Marketing Director Ali Monsen, clear up some misconceptions.

“Some of the most common misconceptions we’ve been hearing … include that [we] are proposing building a 72-foot-tall building off of River Street … that the roof top bar will be a discotheque,” Monson wrote in an email on Oct. 16.

A media release issued by PEG this morning stated that Ketchum resident Nick Harman’s “Marri-NOT?” Halloween mockup helped raise public awareness around the hotel.

“After having a good laugh along with the rest of the community, PEG Companies (PEG) … is now responding to Nick Harman’s catchy “MarriNOT” hotel float,” the release stated. “In contrast to how the “MarriNOT may have looked, this boutique hotel is actually not going to look like a typical mainstream Marriott property. By definition, the Tribute Portfolio is a brand of one-of-a-kind hotels. … Each has a different story, a unique design, and even a custom aroma.”

PEG Senior Development Manager Nick Blayden, according to the release, invited Harman to lunch in order to swap ideas.

A similar concept—open, face-to-face conversation—is in store for today’s presentation at the Limelight Hotel (151 Main St., Ketchum).

For more information, contact PEG at 801-788-7334.

 

Email the writer: ejones@mtexpress.com

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